In response to the rationale offered by Senior Management at Keele for the closure of the Music Programmes, colleagues in Music have written a statement that challenges some of the key claims underpinning the proposal to close the department.
As some of you might be aware, last week Senate members were provided with two papers for consideration related to the future of Music programmes at Keele. The first was a proposal for Senate to formally approve the withdrawal of all Music programmes at Keele, the second was a proposal to explore how Music provision would be continued on campus after the Music degrees were withdrawn.
This is an update about the delivery of in-situ teaching. This includes our proposal and the response from senior management at Keele University
Today we have written to the Vice-Chancellor and Chair of Council the following letter. We have done so aligning with the national UCU position, and in light of Independent SAGE recommendations to Universities (28th September) and of the latest developments relating to the pandemic both in HE and across the country as a whole.
Dear Vice Chancellor, We are writing to ask for urgent clarification on the University’s intention to move its level of…
As the new academic year approaches, the UCU Executive wanted to give you an update on various important and ongoing…
In my opinion, Keele SMT have not yet responded adequately to concerns raised by the community. These plans for a return to face to face teaching have been developed at the last minute, appear ill thought-out and are potentially dangerous. They should be challenged on this in the most robust fashion to prevent needless illness amongst staff and students (and their family members).
The Keele UCU Branch Committee submitted your questions to Keele’s Director of HR and TU Oversight Committee.
We have now receive a reply with these answers…
In order for Keele UCU to undertake its representative and statutory duties, we conducted a one question poll of members which produced the following result…
We received an update on issues related to transport on the campus for the next academic year, including measures in response to the pandemic.
Update for cyclists on cycle to work scheme
Updates on impact to public transport and the safe use of busses
Updates on parking, new pay and display limits, paperless permits, and family-friendly parking.
It’s proposed you will need to pay for your permit even if working from home.